Veterans Pension is a needs-based benefit paid to eligible wartime Veterans who meet certain age or disability requirements.
Veterans may be eligible if they:
Wartime Service Requirements
|Mexican Border Period||World War I||World War II||Korea||Vietnam||Gulf War|
05/09/1916 to 04/05/1917
Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or adjacent waters
|04/06/1917 to 11/11/1918 |
If the veteran served with the United States military forces in Russia, the end date is April 1, 1920
|12/07/1941 to 12/31/1946||06/27/1950 to 01/31/1955||02/28/1961 to 05/07/1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise 08/05/1964 to 05/07/1975||08/02/1990 through a date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law|
Income and net worth limits apply. Higher income limits may apply if the Veteran is severely disabled. In addition, unreimbursed medical expenses paid by the Veteran may help to reduce the Veteran's countable income.
For more specific information, refer to the Veterans Pension factsheet.
To complete an application, you may visit https://www.vets.gov/pension/application/527EZ/introduction and apply online. You may also use VA Form 21P-527EZ (PDF), "Application for Pension", and mail or fax it to the Pension Management Center (PMC) that serves your state. . Check the PMC Locator to find the PMC having jurisdiction over the claim.